Everyone has potential

laurie and a few of her special needs students

laurie and a few of her special needs students

Simply Music is a method that knows no boundaries when it comes to who is capable of learning piano. As the parent of a son with Down syndrome, I am thrilled to offer an avenue to musical expression to those with special circumstances.  My focus is on abilities and potential, adapting to the individual where necessary to find that inner musical voice.

I have been privileged to work with individuals who have autism, Down syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, cerebral palsy, hand deformities, fine motor challenges, learning disabilities, and others. I've also taught several piano classes to adults with developmental disabilities through the Ollie Webb Center's Art of Imagination program. 


Simply Music Gateway

Neil Moore, Simply Music Founder and Creator and Karen Nisenson, Founder and Clinical Director of Arts for Healing, have joined forces to create the Simply Music Gateway adaptive piano program. It is designed specifically for children with special needs  and includes customized training, support and guidance materials  for occupational therapists, music therapists or music educators, as well as parents/guardians or care-providers. No extensive background or training in special needs education is necessary.

Read more about Simply Music Gateway
Read a short article written by Laurie


Simply Music Documentary

The Special Circumstances video highlights the profound impact that Simply Music has on students whose lives are challenged daily by special circumstances.